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In Romans 8:12-15, the Apostle Paul said if you live according to the flesh and are continually yielding to the lusts and desires of it you will die. But if you are crucifying your flesh, living in the Spirit, continually denying and putting to death the flesh, and walking after the things of the Spirit, you will experience new life:

Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh. For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live. For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. (Romans 8:12-15)

Due to the tremendous sacrifice Christ made on the cross as the sinless Son of God, we owe a great debt. We are all debtors to God. We are debtors to the Spirit of God who lives within us. We have an obligation to no longer live our lives to please our fleshly desires, but rather live to please Him.

A major strategy to demolish the barrier of the flesh is to crucify it--to utterly destroy it. You cannot do this in your own limited strength. You must draw upon the power and anointing of the Holy Spirit to continually put to death every thought, every fleshly desire, and every evil work of the flesh. Once you have broken through the barrier of your carnal flesh and have crucified it, you will be able to bring every area of your life under the control of the Holy Spirit.

Take some time right now to think about any areas of your life where you have been yielding to your flesh. Think about any carnal, fleshly desires or habits that are hindering you from walking in the fullness of the Spirit and from taking hold of God’s promises.

Do not hesitate one minute longer! Get rid of these things in your life! Put them to death. Ask God to cleanse you from all works of the flesh. Continually exercise the power and authority Christ has given you and, through the Holy Spirit, get rid of every trace of them.

And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. (Galatians 5:24)

According to these passages in Romans and Galatians, you are to mortify and crucify the deeds of the flesh. You are not a victim of the world, the flesh, and the devil. You can exert supernatural power over these forces. Jesus Christ died for you and you owe a debt. This debt can only be fulfilled by accepting His sacrifice and living life in the Spirit rather than the flesh.


My FATHER, My God, this year let my life reflect the blessing of the Lord, I shall not be static, I decree PROGRESS, FAVOR, HONOR, AND INFLUENCE are my portion. My life is SALTED, My speech is SALTED, My Home and Business are SALTED in the name of Jesus.


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